Aco Tech, the company behind the Atlas infotainment head unit operating system in certain Proton models, has integrated Sarawak’s Pay & Go smart payment solution into the head unit’s software to provide seamless off-street parking payments for motorists.
This first-of-its-kind partnership in Malaysia aims to enhance user convenience and elevate the driving experience for owners.
The service is already available via over-the-air software updates but unfortunately, it’s only applicable for the Proton X70 with the Atlas head unit for the time being. Other Proton models with Atlas will get the payment solution integrated once ready.
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With the integration of Pay & Go into the Atlas head unit, users can make parking payments directly in-car with just a tap on the display, negating the need for physical parking stubs or to reach for your smartphone.
Pay & Go utilises license plate recognition technology to eliminate the need for autopay machines. Once users save their number plates in their Pay & Go account, they can use credits that can be purchased in-app to make payments directly from the Atlas head unit before approaching the exit. QR payment via local payment gateway S Pay Global (formerly Sarawak Pay) is also supported. Additionally, upcoming software updates will enable users to pay directly from their Atlas Pay e-wallet accounts.
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Moving forward, Pay & Go is looking to continue its collaboration with Aco Tech to integrate more of their in-car lifestyle solutions in Proton models. This includes features in the Atlas system such as eReservation for F&B and parking space reservation, among others.
For now, Pay & Go services is only available in 28 locations, primarily in Kuching, but will be expanding to more areas, including the Klang Valley.